Volume 11, Issue 2 2006

Scholarly-Style Papers:

1. Innovation in the public sector: spare tyres and fourth plinths, by Wayne Parsons, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom

2. Approaches and Means of Innovation in Korean Local Government, by Kim Hunmin, Ewha University, Seoul, Korea

3.Innovation of Gay Rights Policies and Media, by Roddrick A. Colvin, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, USA

Discussion Papers:

4. Recent Issues on Skills and Competencies Development in the Canadian Transportation Sector, by Dimitri Sanga, African Centre for Statistics, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Ethiopia

Case Study:

5. Sky-High Innovation in the Boardroom: Theory-Z for Boards, by Larry R. Vandervert, American Nonlinear Systems, Spokane, Washington, USA

6. Surviving the Innovation Paradox: the Case of Megaproject X, by Marcel Veenswijk, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

7. A video of Ev Rogers, of the Innovation pioneer, is now available. by Dr. Glenda R. Balas, University of New Mexico (producer/writer) and Jason Balas, University of Oklahoma (videographer/editor)

Book Reviews:

8. Organizations Evolving, Second Edition, by Howard E. Aldrich and Martin Rueff, reviewed by Eleanor D. Glor


With sadness we announce the passing of Shun'ichi Furukawa, member of The Innovation Journal Editorial Board and Associate Professor of Public Administration at the Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan.

The Innovation Journal is seeking volunteer Discussion Papers and La Revue de l’innovation editors.

Call for Papers. Issue on Development and the poor in developing countries: The new role of innovation. A new Call for Papers.

Call for Papers. The Innovation Journal is interested in publishing special theme issues on Complexity and Innovation, Development and the poor in developing countries: The new role of innovation , Rules Innovation, Client Empowerment, Technology and Innovation, and Innovation in Local Government. As always, we are interested in articles in English et en français and papers on other topics for open issues. For more information, see the Call for Papers.

Sponsorship Opportunites. Sponsorship opportunities are available for The Innovation Journal. Contact the Editor-in-Chief, Eleanor Glor, at eglor@magma.ca.

Indexing TIJ. Part of the process in the development of any journal’s visibility and legitimacy is inclusion in Thomson’s ISI index. Thomson only accepts about 20% of the journal’s that apply for inclusion each year. We could do with a little help to increase our odds of success. Thomson have a website where you can recommend journals for inclusion. The address of the site is:


Would you mind taking a moment to visit this site and completing the short recommendation form there? To help you do that, the publisher is Eleanor Glor, and I think a unique feature is that TIJ focuses on innovation in the public sector and offers separate sections for practitioner and academic papers. If readers and contributors to TIJ complete this form, then our chances of TIJ being included increase. If TIJ is included in this index it should be taken up by more libraries around the world, therefore increasing its readership (or at least its visibility to its potential readership) substantially.

Many thanks for your assistance.



Published October 10 2006

Last updated: December 27 2019